I’m excited to share another Asian skincare product with you, and this time, its from Japan! I’ve really been trying to look after my skin lately so I was excited when a friend gifted me a new cleanser from her trip to Japan. I love a good cleanser and normally have about three on the go at one time (a gentle one in the morning, and for the evening I use an oil cleanser and then either a foam or cream cleanser after). I was gifted the Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam which I was super excited to try out. Normally, I test out a product for at least five months to see how it performs on my skin over a range of seasons and hormonal changes (yay for womanhood) before I feel I can give an accurate review. For this product however, it’s been a month and I’m ready to share.
Water, Stearic Acid, PEG-8, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Lauric Acid, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sericin, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Silk
Gentle and refreshing foam cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup without disturbing skin’s natural moisture content. Lightweight foam is surprisingly heavy duty when it comes to lifting grime away, ready to be rinsed off for an immaculate clean that doesn’t strip skin of needed oil and moisture.
How to Use
Wet the hands well, take an appropriate amount (about 2cm) in the palm. Wash face well with water or lukewarm water, then rinse thoroughly.
$15.84 on YesStyle for 120g
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I was so excited when I came to trying this product; I had seen it in other people’s reviews and heard great things about it but unfortunately it did not work for my skin. I have dry skin with some oily patches (such as my nose) and cystic acne triggered by hormones. This cleanser claimed that it was great for dry skin as it removed the need for moisturising after use but I had an adverse effect.
After using this cleanser, my skin felt tight, sore and red. If I didn’t apply a moisturiser a few minutes after use, my skin felt like it was burning. At first I thought maybe my skin was just having a very dry day but after a week with the same reaction, I couldn’t use it any more.
I’m a bit disappointed in this cleanser as it does have a bit of a following especially at the moment so I thought it would be amazing but apparently not for me.
I thought the packaging was simple and clean with its blue plastic squeeze tube and a capped lid which also served as a stand for the product. The cleanser itself is very thick and white with a sheen to it and a bit of an oozy stretch. It has a bit of an odd smell, slightly sweet but also a bit on the chemical side. The cleanser foams up really quickly and glides over the skin with ease. Although it says you can apply a 2cm strip of the cleanser per wash, I didn’t need more than the size of a pea. I did enjoy the cleanser turning into a rich and creamy lather. Oh the potential.
I think this product would be great for someone who doesn’t have skin as dry as mine. I’m wondering if my skin is too dry for the cleanser which is why my skin felt overly tight and stripped after use. It did however clean my skin very well and remove all dirt and makeup. Oh and don’t get it in your eye, it hurts!
I was sad that I had a whole tube of a cleanser I couldn’t use. I really don’t like to waste product and I didn’t want to give this cleanser to someone incase they had an adverse reaction like I did. I have found a great use for it though; it cleans my makeup brushes and beauty sponge like no ones business! This is hands down the best “soap” I have found for washing my dirty makeup brushes with. I now get a little cup, pour in some cleanser and some water and swirl it around until combined, I then dip my dirty brush into the mixture a few times before rubbing the brush on my silicone scrubbing mat. It’s amazing how quickly the old makeup comes off and how clean my brushes are! Same goes for my beauty sponge, I let the sponge soak up the water/soap mixture and then squeeze it for about a minute or so. After a rinse under clean water, it’s sparkling clean.
I would happily buy this cleanser again just for the use of it as a brush and sponge cleaner. It works so much better for me in that regard as opposed to a normal face cleanser. Even though where I live doesn’t have a Daiso, I have had a friend in Melbourne tell me she saw it at the cities Daiso so you can also get it there. I hope this review has been helpful for you. See you next time!
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